FAQ: Learn Python – Strings & Console Output – Access by Index

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#3

6 posts were split to a new topic: How do I Use String Indexes?


#4

A post was split to a new topic: Accesing by index


#5

On line 13, assign the variable fifth_letter equal to the fifth letter of the string “MONTY”.

Remember that the fifth letter is not at index 5. Start counting your indices from zero.

This is what was asked.

This is what was on the right side, to put the code:

“”"
The string “PYTHON” has six characters,
numbered 0 to 5, as shown below:

±–±--±–±--±–±--+
| P | Y | T | H | O | N |
±–±--±–±--±–±--+
0 1 2 3 4 5

So if you wanted “Y”, you could just type
“PYTHON”[1] (always start counting from 0!)
“”"
fifth_letter =

print fifth_letter

This, i felt was not asking the same things.

P.S
i got the answer correctly “MONTY”[4]


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what do you mean? That the example doesn’t match what is asked in the instructions?